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BMW Z8 specs

Car type Convertible
Curb weight 1585-1640 kg (3494-3616 lbs)
Introduced 2000
Origin country Germany
Gas mileage 20.4-11.4 l/100 km (12-21 mpg US / 14-25 mpg UK)
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0 - 40 kph1.6 s
0 - 60 kph2.6 s
0 - 80 kph3.7 s
0 - 100 kph4.5 s
0 - 120 kph6.6 s
0 - 140 kph8.4 s
0 - 160 kph11.0 s
0 - 180 kph13.7 s
0 - 200 kph16.8 s
0 - 220 kph22.9 s
0 - 240 kph30.0 s
1000 m23.7 s
70 - 120 kph9.4 s
Est. 100 - 140 kph3.7 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph12.4 s
0 - 60 mph4.5 s
0 - 100 mph10.6 s
Est. 1/8 mile9.1 s @ 93.8 mph
1/4 mile13.0 s @ 111.2 mph
Top speed253 kph (158 mph)
Est. max acceleration0.65 g (6 m/s²)
BMW Z8 acceleration graph

Powertrain specs

Engine type V8
Displacement 5.0 l (305 ci)
Power 400 ps (395 bhp / 294 kw)
Torque 500 Nm (369 lb-ft)
Power / liter 80 ps (79 hp)
Power / weight 250 ps (246 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 312 Nm (230 lb-ft) / t
Efficiency 25 PS per l/100 km
Transmission 6 speed manual
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

More 0-60 and 1/4 mile times

Braking distance

50 kph - 011 m (36 ft)
60 kph - 017 m (56 ft)
100 kph - 038 m (124 ft)
120 kph - 060 m (197 ft)
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196ss  9m ago

Automobil Revue, № 30, 27.07.2000:
Curb weight - 1640 kg (50%/50%)
0-40 kph 1,6 sec
0-60 kph 2,6 sec
0-80 kph 3,7 sec
0-100 kph 4,9 sec
0-120 kph 6,6 sec
0-140 kph 8,4 sec
0-160 kph 11,0 sec
0-180 kph 13,7 sec
0-200 kph 17,5 sec
0-220 kph 22,9 sec
0-240 kph 30,0 sec
1000 m - 23,7 sec
30-0 kph 4 m
40-0 kph 8 m
50-0 kph 11 m
60-0 kph 17 m
80-0 kph 25 m
100-0 kph 41 m
120-0 kph 60 m

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Bmw mafia  11m ago

Bmw z8 can go 300 without limiter

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Hoppelmoppel123  2y ago

AutoMotorSport test:
0-200 kph: 16.5 s
Top Speed without 250 kph limit: 293 kph

Motorsporttotal test:
1000 m in 23.4 s
80-120 kph: 4.3 s

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Shaggy  10y ago

Ah, the BMW Z8, I love this car, it's my favorite BMW, they should put it back into production and offer a hard top version.

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Mental  10y ago

I really want to see this car reborn, the successor of the legendary 507. Why I remembered it? Cause I've found out one article which is subject about possible old good retro cars' reborns:
(Click "Zur Bildergalerie" to watch the list, if you don't verstehen German)

Had no idea where to put the article, so it's here to remember this nice future classic from BMW, which I liked the best from that list.

I really want to see almost all of the retro successors introduced! I loved how does also both MB C111 look, Opel Manta, Opel Commodore (it looks like a Mustang!), Fiat Spider, Alfa Sprint....

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Schmidts Cat  12y ago

The limited top speed is 155 mph.
Limiter removed: about 185

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BumRush  13y ago

Not really my kinda car, but here are some official performance stats for ones ya dont have.

Tested by American Car Magazine, Car&Driver and MotorTrend.

0-100mph 10.2
1/4 mile 12.6 at 113mph
Top Speed Unlimited 165mph.

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Anonymous  13y ago

you forgot all the safety equipment and luxury ammenitys. most cars are heavy Because they have all those things. and its a good thing. better to be safer than sorry. dont get me wrong, it would be better if it were lighter, but say if you were to crash without those safety things, well you get the picture, and no improved laptime is worth yo life.

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Anonymous  13y ago

How does this little car with no roof weigh 3500lbs????????? Is the trunk full of bricks???? A car this small should only weigh 3000lbs MAX.

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Anonymous  13y ago

this car...looks...good? Ummmm, are we looking at the same car?

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Wads  13y ago

Do you see many in Germany? They are a very rare sight over here in the UK although I saw my second on the road this morning.... it did look good but the guy should have had the roof down as it was really hot!

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Oliver  13y ago

I own a M6 a 760 and a Z8. Whenever i drive with the Z8 and there is crowd they tell me how they love this car. A Viper or a SL65 are nice. But a Z8 is THE CAR. btw. this car is 8 years old and is still competitive with many new cars.

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Anonymous  14y ago

how do you know what people have driven? A

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pensacola  14y ago

U have never driven a car like that, so why do ya make such comments?! Holy crap

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rice  15y ago

r u talkin bout the RT/10 or the SRT-10

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Ryo  15y ago

the dodge viper GTS roadster is much better and sexier

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FastestLaps  16y ago

Dam it looks so sexy! One of the most beautiful roadsters of all time. Such a shame it doesn't drive as good as it looks.